Houston officers shoot, kill gun-wielding man

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HOUSTON, Tx. (AP) –  Texas authorities say two officers have shot and killed a gunman on Houston’s south side.

Houston Police Department officials say the shooting happened about 12:40 a.m. Saturday, when officers saw a man with a revolver standing in the road. Police say after officers asked the man to put down the gun, he instead pointed the revolver in the air, then at the officers. The officers then fired numerous times.

The unidentified man died at the scene.

Bystander Eric Puckett tells KTRK-TV the victim was a black male. The officers’ races were not immediately known.

KTRK says one of the unidentified officers is a 10-year veteran of the force, and the other is a 13-year veteran. The officers will be investigated by internal affairs, along with Harris County.

An investigation is ongoing.

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